Weekend: Brewery Party, Celtic Music, 5K & More

Cary, NC — This is another huge weekend in Cary, so we hope the weather is beautiful! The calendar shows table tennis competitions, basketball, a soccer celebration, a mock Beatles concert, the Bond Bros. grand opening and more.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Butterfly Cary Cup Championship starts today and continues through Sunday, April 3, 2016. The event, held at the large Triangle Table Tennis Center in Morrisville attracts players from around the world and provides over $15,000 in total cash and prizes. Everyone is invited to watch the action for free – check the event website for more details.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Enjoy an Interactive Beatles Experience tonight at 7:30 pm at the Cary Arts Center. Note by note, chord for chord, three talented brothers will perform audience members’ requests as originally recorded by the Beatles.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market opens for the season at 8 am on Saturday morning! To celebrate, there will be live music, prizes and giveaways from local downtown businesses and, of course, lots of fresh produce and goods.

Cary is calling all volunteers for its 7th annual Spring Litter Sweep on SaturdayWorking in shifts from 8 am to 6 pm, participants will remove litter from the Town’s streets, parks, greenways and neighborhoods. Cary provides all tools needed to safely remove recyclables and trash. All ages are welcome, but volunteers under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Call 919-469-4301 by 5 pm on April 1 to register.


The Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Cary is rallying the community together to get excited for spring with a fun Open House today from 10 am-1 pm. There will be center tours, a special visit from Zoe the Clown from 11 am-12:30 pm and several fun activities such as face painting, balloon creations and a bounce house.

Starting at 2 pm are the festivities surrounding the Bond Brothers Beer Company Grand Opening. Food trucks, craft beer brewed on-site and more await you in a festival-like atmosphere in downtown Cary.

The Carolina RailHawks will kick-off their season opener with a soccer game against Minnesota at 3 pm today at WakeMed Soccer Park. There will also be a celebration with food trucks, ice cream and beer, a pre-game flyover, a skydiver and more!

At 7 pm, don’t miss A Ceilidh at the Cary Arts Center, a fabulous evening of Celtic music and dance featuring an assortment of musicians and dancers presenting the traditional music and dance of Ireland and Scotland. Performers will sing, dance and play fiddles, bagpipes and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and are available on etix.

There’s also a Cary Invasion basketball game tonight at Herb Young at 7 pm – we told you it was a busy weekend!

The Cary Playwrights’ Forum will host a fun PlaySlam! tonight at 7:30 pm at The Cary Theater. This one night-only show is a three-minute play contest where the audience votes on their top six of 12 performances – those winners have their second three-minute play presented, and then the audience then votes for the overall victor! Tickets are $12.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

At 2:30 pm at the WakeMed Soccer Park is the 4th annual Running Over Cancer 5K. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. You can run or walk, and there will be free food, music, t-shirts and lots of fun for all those that register. Prizes and awards will be given to the overall winners plus winners in each age group. Registration is $35 onsite.

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Across the Triangle

The Duke Gardens Spring Plant Sale is this weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2016 at the Durham gardens. Stop by Friday from 4-6 pm or Saturday from 8 am-noon for quality grown plants from local nurseries that have proven their worth in North Carolina gardens. Admission and parking to the spring plant sale are free.

The Triangle Lebanese American Center presents the 18th Annual Lebanese Festival in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 11 am-7 pm. This free event features folkloric Dabke dance, belly dance, the Miss Tabouli Contest Cultural and bazaars, delicious Lebanese food, fresh pies, grape leaves, kibbi, Shawarma and more.

The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by B & T.